- An act of stretching.
- I was right in the middle of a when the phone rang.
- To say crossing the street was brave was quite a stretch.
- The ability to lengthen when pulled.
- That rubber band has quite a bit of stretch.
- A course of thought which similarly diverts from 'straight' logic
- A segment of a journey or route.
- It was an easy trip except for the last , which took forever.
- (baseball) A quick pitching delivery used when runners are on base where the pitcher slides his leg instead of lifting it.
- (baseball) A long reach in the direction of the ball with a foot remaining on the base by a first baseman in order to catch the ball sooner.
- A length of time
- He did a 7-year in jail.
verb (stret, ch, es)
- German: Strecke
- Spanish: trecho
to be checked
- (transitive) To lengthen by pulling.
- I stretched the rubber band until it almost broke.
- (transitive) To pull tight.
- First, the skin over the frame of the drum.
- (transitive) To get more use than expected from a limited resource.
- I managed to my coffee supply a few more days.
- (transitive) To try to make too much of.
- To say crossing the street was brave is stretching the meaning of "brave" considerably.
- (intransitive) To lengthen when pulled.
- The rubber band stretched almost to the breaking point.
- (intransitive) To extend one"s limbs or body in order to stretch the muscles.
- I woke up, yawned and stretched.
- Dutch: strekken
- French: distendre
- German: strecken
(trans-top, try to make too much of)
- Italian: tendere
- Spanish: estirarse
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